How I Met Your Mother
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Suggested correction: Many people buy another toothbrush to take on trips and since they were supposed to be going away, they probably decided to use them at home, as if this was their trip.

Subway Wars - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Ted uses his laptop to get directions to the restaurant, Bing shows Los Angeles (where it's filmed) as their current location, instead of NY where the show is set. (00:02:15)

renanmister

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Suggested correction: Depending on the location settings on his laptop, they could be giving a false reading. My laptop shows I'm in Cardiff Wales while in fact I'm nowhere near.

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The show was actually filmed on a film set in Los Angeles which is probably why the laptop says Los Angeles as the current location. This most probably slipped past the editing crew.

The Naked Truth - S7-E2

Revealing mistake: While showing the clip of Marshall streaking the first time, you can see thumbnails for videos of him streaking in New York. Those videos were created later that day and could not already be posted. One also shows a woman in yellow and appears to be a retake of the scene. (00:06:15)

Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Robin says in this episode that she never played team sports and was always a loner. However in a later episode, (The Prom episode) she mentions she missed her prom due to field hockey nationals.

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Suggested correction: Marshall came up with the rule because of Lily and Robin. Before they met, in the era when Ted and Marshall had road trips, they would've had food and drinks.

Nope, the no food or drinks rule is because his brothers made him get 12 hot cups of coffee without lids and drive with them naked, and he got burnt. That was when he got the car, before he met Ted.

It is possible that they stopped and got beef jerky and drinks to eat outside the car. Just a possibility.

Oh Honey - S6-E15

Other mistake: Robin says she burned the dinner because she mistook the temperature scale on the oven for Celsius. However a given temperature above -40 is always higher in Fahrenheit, so by assuming the oven to be labeled in Celsius she would have undercooked the food. For example: If the directions were to cook at 400°F, she would set it around 200°F (thinking the oven was Celsius.) If the instructions were to cook at 200°C, she would still set the oven to 200°F, undercooking the food in both cases.

Tanngrisnir

Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: After the gang gets to the bar around the end of the episode, Ted starts his speech about how they all need to move on. As he moves over to the booth, he tells the people sitting there to get out. You can see that the girl takes her phone with her, and there is no other phone anywhere on the table. A few seconds later, she comes back saying that she left her phone, and now the phone is visible on the table. (00:19:25)

Knever

Bagpipes - S5-E6

Character mistake: Marshall's whole career focus is saving the environment, so it's a poorly written character choice that he buys plastic glasses to avoid a dish-washing feud, boasting that they can just throw them away. (00:20:10)

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Suggested correction: Alot of stuff can be recycled. He would simply recycle the used plastic.

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You can recycle the plastic but you have to wash it first, defeating all the purpose of buying it in the first place.

Arrivederci, Fiero - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In this episode we learn that Barney doesn't know how to drive. But throughout the whole series there are reference that he actually does, such as: In 'Come On' (22nd episode 1st season) : Penelope says to Barney: "We had sex twice in your car." In 'Moving Day' (18th episode 2nd season) : Barney drives away with Ted's rental van. In 'The Bracket' (14th episode 3rd season) : Barney stole Holly's SUV as they were camping.

IDFS33140

How I Met Everyone Else - S3-E5

Other mistake: In the scene where Barney is describing The Vicky Mendoza Diagonal of The Hot-Crazy Scale, his words describe her getting hotter, (i.e. lost ten pounds) not less crazy. On the diagram shown, she goes down in craziness, not up in hotness.

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Bad News - S6-E13

Trivia: Throughout the entire episode Bad News (Season 6, Episode 13), there's a number in every scene. These numbers are a countdown for the news that Marshall will get at the very end of the episode.

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Answer: After running the marathon for Marshall with no training, he's allowed to ride the subway for free. While sat on the train, the muscles in his legs start to seize up after the marathon to the point it is painful to move his legs. This is why he can't move them. It's the same reason your body aches after a good session at the gym the day before.

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Answer: Barney ran a marathon without any training and over exerted his muscles. While he was able to walk after, later his leg muscles gave out and he couldn't move (or more likely stand). It is not uncommon when one works out too much to be sore the next day, even if they feel okay afterwards. Thus the saying "I'll feel that in the morning."

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